President Kenyatta has questioned Monday’s Supreme Court judgment upholding the election of President-elect William Ruto.
In a recorded speech released by State House on Monday evening, Uhuru urged Kenyans to hold all institutions to account, saying that their decisions must be consistent and coherent at all times.
“While we appreciate these institutions, we must also hold them into account at every juncture and their truth has to be consistent and coherent. This is the only way we will build our democracy. Because democracy is a work in progress, I urge the country to respect the institutions that midwife our new leaders. And in doing so I also urge citizens to constantly put them under scrutiny for this is the civic duty of every single Kenyan,” said Kenyatta.
The outgoing president whether elections should be about numbers or processes, adding that institutions cannot make one decision in one election and a different decision in another.
"[Kenyans] must test them [institutions] for coherence. They must constantly scrutinscrutinizeherence of the truth given by these institutions...has there been a consistent pattern from one election to another? Is it about numbers or is it about process? Can an institution rule one way in an election and another way in another election without scrutiny?" he posed.
Kenyatta, who did not mention Ruto in his speech, assured Kenyans of a smooth transition and congratulated all leaders elected in the August 9th general election.
“It is my intention to oversee a smooth transition to the next administration and all the necessary orders to facilitate this process have already been issued…I want to wish well all who have won as they guide our country into the future and I thank you all for the opportunity to serve,” he concluded.